Refreshing nectarine and tropical fruit…
I used to rank Fettercairn along with Deanston, Benrinnes and many others, as a sulphurous mess. They were spirits made for the blending trade. But all of these, distilleries today, offer a ore pleasant offering, now purely designed for the general public.
Founded in 1824, this Eastern Highlander today can best be described as tasting fruity, malty with hints of spice and a touch of mint.
From WhiskyReviewer, “chocolate tones follow through to the taste but swiftly give way to a more pronounced hit of grapefruit. This is paired with a touch of lemon and the citrus flavors leave a sourness that sets your mouth watering. The finish is sharp but not at all unpleasant because it’s coupled with the sweetness of raisins”.
Official notes read, “Vanilla and pear, with soft spices. Refreshing nectarine and tropical fruit, with subtle roasted coffee, clove, and ginger. A memorable finish of sultanas and black toffee”.